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Posted: Oct 12, 2017
Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting Oct. 17 and 18 in the Board Room (Suite 102) of the Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson, Topeka.

Posted: Oct 11, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

School bus drivers play an important role in the safety of Kansas’ students. To honor them, Gov. Sam Brownback has proclaimed Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day.

Posted: Oct 2, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Federal award one of largest competitive grants ever received by agency

Kansas received a $27 million federal grant — one of the largest competitive grants ever received by the Kansas State Department of Education — to help create comprehensive literacy programs at schools across the state, the agency announced Monday.

Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Two Kansas State Department of Education redesign specialists, as well as other KSDE staff members, received a first-hand look at how other states are changing the face of education.

Posted: Sep 28, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Five Kansas schools were among 342 schools that were designated National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday.

Posted: Sep 21, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education submitted the Kansas Consolidated State Plan to the federal government on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, to meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Kansas State Board of Education members learned during their September meeting.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

The first round of visits to the seven school districts taking part in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project was a success, and districts are excited about the upcoming year, redesign specialists Jay Scott and Tammy Mitchell said.

Posted: Sep 10, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Jennifer L. Donovan, an elementary music teacher at Clear Creek Elementary School in Shawnee (De Soto Unified School District 232), and Angela “Angie” R. Powers, a high school English teacher at Olathe Northwest High School (Olathe USD 233), were named Region 3 finalists for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 10, in Overland Park. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Sep 10, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Bradley “Brad” W. Weaver, an elementary music teacher at Atchison Elementary School (Atchison Unified School District 409), and Jamie D. Manhart, a junior high and high school journalism teacher at Silver Lake Jr.-Sr. High School (Silver Lake USD 372), were named Region 2 finalists for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 10, in Topeka. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.  

Posted: Sep 9, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Megan E. Nagel, a sixth-grade English language arts and science teacher at Santa Fe 5/6 Center in Newton (Newton Unified School District 373), and Sarah C. VenJohn, a high school mathematics teacher at Winfield High School (Winfield USD 465), were named Region 4 finalists for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 9, in Wichita. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

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